Renovate your furniture with shabby chic character and a vintage touch
Dressers, wardrobes, chairs, chests and tables are being manufactured by the millions every day with the same design. Everybody has the same furniture!
Do you have an old piece of furniture hidden somewhere in your house? Perfect! Why not renovate it to represent your unique style, and get it right the first time?
Paintcor is proud to introduce Chalkit.
The perfect solution for those with a Pinterest board titled ‘DIY’. Chalkit will allow you to turn all your old furniture into shabby chic masterpieces.
Here’s how to get that authentic shabby vintage look and feel
Choose your paint products
This may seem like an easy task but there is so much more to paint than merely deciding on a colour. Be sure to choose a quality paint manufacturer. You want to use paint that will “wear and tear” the way you manipulate it to but will last. ChalkIt has a beautiful flat matt finish, it’s easily washable with high coverage and unsurpassed last ability. A very rewarding product for all your DIY efforts.
Get proper paint equipment
There are many different tools you can use to experiment with. This product truly encourages one to play around and get creative.
Here is our suggested list when starting your first chalk paint piece.
For a shabby chic weathered look:
(This is advised to further protect your piece and ensure that it lasts. These can also be used to replace clear wax when dark wax is not being used and also requires less hours of labour than the waxing process)
Added extras you will need for the dirty vintage look will be:
For a clean simple look all you will need is:
The technique for shabby chic weathered look
(Note: When using two different colours, allow the second colour coat to dry for 3hours only, making it easier to reveal the colour beneath it.)
The technique and how to get the dirty vintage look